You just came in from your third-shift factory job, and they pulled a 12-hour shift on you. The kids need to get up and ready for school, the bills need to be paid, and the dishes still need to be done. All of this has to be done before you go to sleep! This is just an average day for most people.
Some of the details are different, but the end result is the same. We stay tired, are always trying to catch up, and are stressed out and tense because of it. Below are three ways our ever-changing tech can help.
How Technology Helps Us Relax
1. Fidget Cube
Sitting in class through endless lectures or through business meetings after business can get boring and stressful, and some people struggle a great deal to focus on the task at hand. Having something to fidget with can divert that excess energy or help us calm down so that we can give the moment the attention it deserves. Matthew and Mark McLachlan created this recent innovation, which started off at around $30 a cube and comes in multiple color schemes.
It has six sides destined to please any and all cubers. One for the pen clicker, one for the roller, the person who rubs holes in their shirt, a worry stone, something for the switch flipper, and a gliding fix for the gamers.
2. Spa Treatment
One of the most popular ways to relax after a hard week on the factory floor is to visit the spa. Technology has tried to infiltrate the spa with some pretty robotic ideas, but most people prefer the hands-on method of relaxation. So, tech has found some new ways of helping you relax in the spa.
Most places are switching to iPads with forms for your patient information. Most, if not all, do all appointments and scheduled check-ups and meetings by computer. These changes help to make the journey to relaxation relaxing, as well.
Literature about meditation was first recorded about 1500 BCE, where meditation was primarily a Taoist or Hindi practice. This practice is known to lift the mood, help with concentration, and help you relax. Now, technology has stepped up in the world of meditation. Check out Muse, a headband that helps you navigate your way through meditation.
One of the ways it does that is by choosing sounds in nature based on your brain waves. The outdoor enthusiast will even tell you that the sound of a gently falling rain can sing you to sleep.
Whether it be an exhausted school child or a popped factory worker, we all need a little rest and relaxation. May technology continue to help.